CEO / Executive Editor, Metro Newspapers
Dan Pulcrano is CEO and Executive Editor of the Silicon Valley-based Metro Newspapers group, a group of newspapers that includes Metro Silicon Valley, Metro Santa Cruz and the North Bay Bohemian. Between 1991 and 2001, Pulcrano oversaw the creation and sale of Metro's community newspaper publishing division, Silicon Valley Community Newspapers, which publishes weekly newspapers in the Silicon Valley Communities of Los Gatos, Saratoga, Campbell, Willow Glen, Sunnyvale and Cupertino.
Metro has been involved in launching several pioneering online services, including LiveWire (1993) and Virtual Valley Community Network (1994). A Metro division, Boulevards, operates a network of city sites, including San Francisco.com, Los Angeles.com and San Antonio.com, as well as MrMovieTimes.com, SFStation and Taxigrab.com.
A veteran of the LA Weekly and San Diego Reader startups, Pulcrano served as vice president and First Amendment chair of the Association of Alternative Newspapers, where he spearheaded opposition to the Communications Decency Act. Pulcrano has served as president of the California Free Press Association and board member of the Institute for Alternative Journalism. Pulcrano founded and served as first president of the San Jose Downtown Association, which has been heavily involved in shaping Silicon Valley's revitalized urban center, and chaired the city's parking commission. He also served as board president of the Hakone Foundation, which operates a Japanese garden and cultural center in Saratoga, California.
He is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a degree in Journalism and Newspaper Management.